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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.
Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one-inch tall—these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories. Drawn from folklore and passed down for generations, these classic tales speak of the virtues of hard work, humility, kindness and good humor—"Once upon a time…" has never sounded so inviting.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of our all-time best-selling titles. With a new foreword, each story has been lovingly revised and reset, and all the sparkling illustrations appear in color for the very first time. With so many enchanting stories to choose from, young readers will have a delightful time deciding which is their very favorite.
This classic book has had 51 reprints and sold over 175,000 copies since it was first released in 1953. Other titles in our growing series of Asian Children's Favorite Stories include Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories and Filipino Children's Favorite Stories.
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||5 MB|
|Age Range:||5 - 14 Years|
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Table of Contents
* New Preface
* Original Publisheræs Foreword
* Peach Boy
* The Magic Tea Kettle
* Monkey-Dance and Sparrow-Dance
* The Long-nosed Goblins
* The Rabbit in the Moon
* The Tongue-cut Sparrow
* Silly Saburo
* The Toothpick Warriors
* The Sticky-Sticky Pine
* The Spider Weaver
* Little One-Inch
* The Badger and the Magic Fan
* Mr Lucky Straw
* Why the Jellyfish has no Bones
* The Old Man Who Made Trees Blossom
* The Crab and the Monkey
* The Ogre and the Cock
* The Rabbit Who Crossed the Sea
* The Grateful Statues
* The Bobtail Monkey